The teacher I currently work with did an excellent lesson that included literacy skills, cognitive skills, and creative skills all in one. First, read “The Mitten “by Jan Brett. The next day read it again, but this time look for clues in the side bar pictures as to what will happen next. The following day read a different version of the story. (We did one by Alvin Tresselt). Compare and contrast the two stories using a Ven Diagram. Finally, let the kids draw any 5 animals they want in their own mitten! So cute, the kids loved it, and it looks nice displayed on our wall!